FLCAN E-Update March 24, 2017

FCCB Hosts Campus Ministry Liaison Day at the Capitol

Earlier this year, the FCCB launched a new program to inform and engage college students throughout the state on public policy issues of concern to the bishops of Florida. The Campus Ministry Liaison Program provides students who are active in their campus Catholic ministries the opportunity to reflect and act on the social and moral teachings of the Church and learn how these teachings apply to the laws of our state and nation…

Bill Requiring Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Advances in House

On Tuesday, HB 697 (Metz) passed its second committee of reference, with one committee still remaining before it can be heard by the full House. The bill requires local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration policy without accompanying funding. As a result, resources for preventing crime and protecting the public will be redirected to immigration enforcement…

Proposal Seeks to Create Florida Criminal Justice Reform Task Force

The FCCB expressed its support in committee this week for a bill creating a criminal justice task force. The newly created group will be charged with conducting a comprehensive review of the state’s criminal justice, court and corrections systems…

Constitution Revision Commission Holds Organization Meeting

The Constitution Revision Commission, which convenes every 20 years to suggest changes to the Florida Constitution, held its first meeting on Monday, March 20. Any proposed constitutional amendments recommended by the commission will go on the ballot for the November 2018 elections and would require approval from 60 percent of voters to pass…